Ellicott City Woman Picks Up $50,000 Pay Day on Bonus Match 5

“Seri” plays the Maryland Lottery to relieve stress, so a Bonus Match 5 win of $50,000 was a bonus in more ways than one.

Loyal Lottery player planning to invest in her family’s café

For “Seri,” a Maryland Lottery fan from Ellicott City, playing games with large prizes and jackpots is the way she relieves stress. On June 7, her stress level really dropped after her quick-pick ticket in that night’s Bonus Match 5 drawing matched all five numbers for a $50,000 score.

The 57-year-old was tickled to pick up her winnings at Lottery headquarters in Baltimore. “Seri” and her husband run a café near Baltimore City Hall, she told Lottery officials, and she plans to invest most of the proceeds from her prize in the business. The loyal player is also planning a family celebration! “Seri,” her husband and two adult daughters – one of whom helps them at the restaurant – plan to go out to eat at a place where they are the customers instead of the cooks and servers.

Sharing in “Seri’s” good fortune is 7-Eleven #39193 at 4882 Montgomery Road in Ellicott City. For selling a top-prize winning Bonus Match 5 ticket, the store receives a bonus from the Lottery of $500, equal to 1 percent of the prize.  This is the 27th top-prize winning Bonus Match 5 ticket sold in 2019.